Another Manhattan chef stirs up a discrimination suit

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

Maybe it’s something in the soufflé?

Our February issue described how a hot-tempered chef at the four-star Daniel restaurant is facing a discrimination lawsuit filed by minority employees.

Now, a former waiter at restaurant Jean Georges, located in the Trump Towers, has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the chef de cuisine and other employees harassed him after learning he was gay.

The waiter alleges a pattern of offensive behavior at Jean Georges, including an incident in which managers hired a prostitute for a wild party honoring a departing chef. After performing sex acts in the dining room at the chef’s urging, the prostitute charged at the plaintiff, pushed him onto a dining table and made unwelcomed advances. Managers allegedly ignored his complaints.  

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